Claire House Children’s Hospice simply couldn’t exist without the support of volunteers. Just an hour of your time really can make a difference to seriously ill children, their families and yourself! 

Our volunteers say that helping a local charity makes them feel happier and healthier; building their confidence, developing their skills and giving them a chance to meet new friends.

We have a wide range of roles available to fit your interests, skills and schedule – no matter what your ability, experience or reason for volunteering.

Take a look at our Current Opportunities to find out which roles are currently available. Click Apply to register your interest in volunteering with us. 

If you’re a business or a community group, we’d also love to hear from you as we offer a variety of projects you can get involved with.

Current opportunities


Don’t see anything that takes your fancy at the moment? We’d still love to hear from you as we have new opportunities coming up all the time.

Contact the Volunteer Services Team on or 0151 343 0883, if you have any questions.

Benefits of volunteering at Claire House

By joining Claire House you become a part of our Claire House Family, and there are many benefits that come along with this, including:

Fun. Claire House is a great place to volunteer. You can meet new friends whilst helping your local charity.

Support. Whilst you volunteer at Claire House you will be supported by both your line manager and a central Volunteer Services team, all of whom are on hand to guide you throughout your volunteer journey.

Events. At Claire House we hold monthly tea and chatter sessions where you can meet other volunteers, share experiences and find out what’s happening in across the charity.

Recognition. We always want to say thank you to our amazing volunteers. This includes celebrating them during Volunteers’ Week and recognising their impact and hours they given to Claire House. Each year we also hold a recognition event to celebrate our longstanding volunteers who have given 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service.

Newsletters. You’ll receive our monthly Volunteer Newsletter. You’ll find out what’s happening at Claire House along with event information and opportunities, all direct to your mailbox.

Training. Each role at Claire House has a different training requirement. This may involve task based training, or a full training programme including manual handling, infection control and health and safety. All our training programmes are in place to ensure you are comfortable with your role and safe in your volunteering environment.

Experience. Should you volunteer to gain a particular skill, we can work with you to ensure you receive experience that will help you develop your career.

Expenses. It is important to Claire House that volunteers are not prevented from volunteering due to financial constraints, when supporting the charity.  Each volunteer is permitted to claim reasonable expenses incurred through their volunteering duties. This can include travel.

Flexibility. At Claire House we understand that people volunteer outside of their working day or around other priorities. We have a variety of roles and a variety of shifts to suit individual needs.

Inclusive opportunities. Claire House values diversity and believes that a mix of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will create a productive work environment.

Our volunteers